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Ashley Lawrence

School

West Virginia University

Position
Midfielder
Major
Sport & Exercise Psychology

Classroom

Ashley Lawrence works hard to make sure she is giving 100 percent to her WVU women’s soccer and Canadian National team commitments while also excelling in the classroom. She shows a 3.04 GPA in sport and exercise psychology while minoring in business administration. She is a two-time Academic All-Big 12 honoree and was named to the 2013 Academic All-Big 12 Newcomer Team. Lawrence also is a Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll member, as well as a member of WVU’s Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll.

Character

A 2016 team captain (as selected by teammates), Ashley Lawrence is one of the most-recognized Mountaineers. She enjoys meeting with fans and is always found with a smile on her face. Lawrence handles her media obligations admirably and works hard to carry herself well off the field and to represent WVU to the best of her abilities.

Community

Though her hours are stretched thin with commitments to WVU women’s soccer, the Canadian National Team and school work, Lawrence still finds time to volunteer in the Morgantown community and that of her hometown. At WVU she helps raise funds with her teammates for breast cancer research through the program’s annual 4v4 Tournament and individual fundraising. She also has participated in activities with Stepping Stones, a local organization which fosters recreation for people with Disabilities. Additionally, she volunteers at all WVU women’s soccer camps and youth clinics. When she is at home in Toronto or training with the national team in all parts of Canada, Lawrence volunteers with local soccer clubs, speaking to and coaching youth soccer players.

Competition

Ashley Lawrence is one of the top collegiate women’s soccer players. A 2015 MAC Hermann Trophy semifinalist, she was named to the 2016 Watch List. She earned NSCAA All-America First Team honors in 2015 and was named to the NSCAA All-Region First Team in 2014 and 2013. A three-time All-Big 12 honoree, she was named to the Big 12 All-Tournament Team in 2013 and 2014. Through mid-September, she has started 67 of 71 career matches at midfield and defender and shows 46 career points (13 G, 20 A). Lawrence’s 20 career assists also rank No. 10 on the WVU Career All-Time List. She has helped WVU win three straight Big 12 Conference regular-season titles, two Big 12 tournament titles and make three NCAA Tournament appearances, including an Elite Eight trip in 2015. A four-year member of the Canadian Women’s National Team, Lawrence won bronze with the team at the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics and assisted on the team’s first goal in a win over Brazil in the third-place match. She also scored Canada’s lone goal in a 1-1 draw vs. Netherlands in group play at the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup.